Academic Moves for College and Career Readiness, Grades 6-12: 15 Must-Have Skills Every Student Needs to Achieve (Corwin Literacy)

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James R. Burke;Barry Gilmore

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Analyze argue compare contrast describe determine develop evaluate explain imagine integrate interpret organize summarize support and transform Can a mere fifteen words turn today s youth into the innovative ambitious thinkers we need Yes contend Jim Burke and Barry Gilmore coauthors of Academic Moves for College and Career Readiness because these are the moves that make the mind work and students must learn if they re to achieve academically It s that simple Or is it To arrive at these fifteen critical reading writing and thinking processes Jim and Barry combed through the standards research and secondary curriculum and that s for starters Then for each of these powerhouse processes they developed a lesson structure assignments and activities so you can teach with potency right away and immediately cultivate in students discipline specific habits of mind Here s the best part yet Jim and Barry distill each intellectual process into a potent concision that nevertheless spans subject areas Before during and after sections offer essential questions lesson ideas and activities to assist you in instruction Two sample student pieces illustrate not only what to look for but the process for getting there Culminating tasks include producing an analytic essay visual text argument narrative and informational writing poetry descriptive science writing and explanatory writing in math Every chapter has a correlation chart to Webb s Depth of Knowledge to deepen understanding and a reproducible rubric to aid in assessment At the end of the day what we want is for our students to know how to think at high levels in any discipline in school or any arena in life In Academic Moves for College and Career Readiness Jim and Barry translate these processes into remarkable instructional protocols Use the book and you ll know for yourself what a revolution they ve created Depth matters Can a mere fifteen words turn today s youth int


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